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Sermon from August 2, 2020

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled vs. Jesus Wept Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont August 2, 2020   Ninth Sunday after Pentecost John 11:25-36; 14:1-6a, 27 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at…

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Call to Worship and Mel Goertz’s Haiku, August 2, 2020

[You can watch a video recording of this Call to Worship at the end of this text. To see the entire service, click here.] Teaching One: “Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled vs. Jesus Wept”—Call to Worship and Mel…

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Sermon from April 19, 2020, Earth Day, Easter 2

As God Sent Me, So I Send You Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 19, 2020    Second Sunday of Easter, 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Psalm 16; John 20:19-31 [You can watch a video recording…

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Service and Sermon Text, Easter, April 12, 2020

Call to Worship He is risen! He is risen indeed! In him was life, and the life was the light of the world. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it. Hallelujah! “LENT IS OVER!”…

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Sermon from July 14, 2019

Do This, and You Shall Live Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 14, 2019 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 25; Deuteronomy 30:11-20; Luke 10:25-37 Joey Hawkins spoke during our climate book group discussion last Sunday about…

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Sermon from May 26, 2019

Considering Seemingly Insurmountable World Problems Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 26, 2019    Sixth Sunday of Easter Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:17-21; John 7:37-39a; 14:12-20, 25-27; 16:13 We will hear the story of Pentecost in two weeks…

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Sermon from April 21, 2019, Easter

They Shall All Know Me in Their Hearts Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 21, 2019 Easter Psalm 118; Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 20:1-18 Did he really rise from the dead?  We want to know. Our species…

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Sermon from March 10, 2019, First Sunday in Lent

Lent and the Survival of Life on Earth Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 10, 2019    First Sunday in Lent Psalm 91; Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Luke 4:1-13 After worship we have an exciting meeting, the culmination of…

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Sermon from January 20, 2019

From Zero to One, Part II: Kenosis, Metanoia and Agape Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 20, 2019    Second Sunday after Epiphany and The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Isaiah 49; I John 3-4;…

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Sermon from January 13, 2019

From Zero to One, Part I: Kenosis and Metanoia Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont Januray 13, 2019     First Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ Psalm 29; Isaiah 43:1-2; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-22 This has traditionally…

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